But the impact of the bill, if passed, is unclear because such abortions generally are not covered for state workers now, authorities say.
The bill would prevent the
"It would ensure that elective abortions are not funded by taxpayer dollars in the state of
Therapeutic abortions are those considered to be medically necessary, but it's up to the health plans to decide which circumstances meet the definition, ETF spokesman
A 2011 bill passed by the state Legislature prohibits coverage of abortions except for the same circumstances for plans in
"I do not believe that (the new bill) would have any impact on (
Jacque said some definitions of "therapeutic" abortions are broader, including fetuses that are deformed and the psychological health of the woman.
A spokesman for
Under self-insurance, which Gov.
Regardless of whatever impact the bill may or may not have on abortion coverage today, it would codify into state law a ban on state funding of elective abortions for state workers, Jacque said.
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